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Marion Jones

Biography

American track star who received three precious metal medals and two bronze medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but was required to forfeit most of them following admitting to steroid use. She found sports activities after her stay in the home dad passed on when she was 12. She earned gold medals within the 100 meter and in the 4×100 meter relay in the 1997 Globe Championships in Athens. She was wedded to CJ Hunter, her previous track trainer at UNC, from 1998 to 2002. She got a son called Tim Montgomery Jr. with Tim Montgomery in 2003. In 2008, she wedded Obadele Thompson. She was defended from the popular laywer of O.J. Simpson, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. against doping costs in senior high school.

Quick Facts


Full Name Marion Jones
Date Of Birth October 12, 1975
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.78 m, 1.78 m
Weight 68 kg, 68 kg
Profession Runner
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nationality Belizean, American, Belizean, American
Spouse Obadele Thompson, C. J. Hunter
Children Eva-Marie Thompson, Ahmir Thompson, Tim Montgomery Jr.
Parents Marion Jones, George Jones
Siblings Albert Kelly Toler
Awards Best Female Athlete ESPY Award, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award, Best Female U.S. Olympic Athlete ESPY Award, BET Award for Sportswoman of the Year, Glamour Woman of the Year Award
Nominations Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Rising Star
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Cut by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Jones averaged less than one point per game in 14 appearances. (21 July 2011).
2 Was sentenced to six months in jail, two years probation and ordered to serve 800 hours of community service for lying to a federal investigator about using steroids and her knowledge of a check fraud scam.
3 After admitting to having taken steroids before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she surrendered her five medals from the games and announced her retirement from track and field (October 2007).
4 Her lawyers announced that her "B" sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations after the 2006 US Track and Field Championships (6 September 2006).
5 After years of accusations that she uses illegal substances, her "A" urine sample finally tested positive for a banned performance-enhancer at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. If the "B" sample also turns up positive, she would be banned for two years (August 2006).
6 Won three gold (100m, 200m, 4x400m relay) and two bronze medals (4x100m relay, long jump) at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
7 Holds dual citizenship from the USA and Belize.
8 28 June 2003: Son, Tim, born. Father is boyfriend Tim Montgomery.
9 Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2000.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arli$$ 2001 TV Series Marion Jones

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Herself
Life After 2012 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2011 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show 2010 TV Series Herself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America 2010 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Olympic Games Athens 2004 2004 Video documentary Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2000-2004 TV Series Herself
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself
Top Speed 2003 Documentary short Herself
Pyramid 2002-2003 TV Series Herself
Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete 2002 TV Movie Herself
Women of the Games: Going for the Gold on E! 2002 TV Special Herself
ESPN SportsCentury 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad 2000 TV Mini-Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2011 TV Series documentary Herself - Runner (segment "Armstrong")
Secrets of Body Language 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
Rome Is Burning 2007 TV Series Herself

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#Quote
1 The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
2 When I'm home, I'm relaxed.
3 Our lives are so hectic and full, and we have a big family right now.
4 It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous.
5 I think the people who have really followed my career from the time I was seven years old can see my steady progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.
6 You forget that sometimes people are out there to get you - they don't even have a reason.
7 I'm an Internet junkie.
8 I will continue to express the fact I am for a drug-free sport and always will be.
9 In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
10 I've set no world record.
11 I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been dedicated to wanting to get to that moment.
12 We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.
13 Everywhere we go, people recognize me.
14 Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones ever using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.
15 I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics, but those were my first Games.
16 But I don't believe in guilt by association.
17 My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
18 I'm for a drug-free sport and always will be.
19 As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
20 A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasn't such a big fan.
21 I'm a jock and I'm an athlete, and that's what I love to do.


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